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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-20-2013, 04:05 PM
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Posted By syzygy9
I've never heard of either Purigen or UV...

I've never heard of either Purigen or UV affecting plant uptake of nutrients. I used both when I was running my high-tech tank. I'm only using Purigen at the moment, but that is only because my UV...
Forum: Equipment   06-19-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By syzygy9
The general theory is that the water on the...

The general theory is that the water on the output side is cleaner and thus the heater won't get all gunked up inside and will live a happier longer life.

Having said that, the clear tubing on my...
Forum: Lighting   06-19-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By syzygy9
Seems like it has to be the FugeRay as the Ray II...

Seems like it has to be the FugeRay as the Ray II doesn't have moonlights. Not sure about the "2" designation in the title, but I often see accidental references to FugeRay 2's
Forum: Fish   06-13-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
  Poll: Cories VS plecos
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Posted By syzygy9
+1 on cories I currently have just 1 in my...

+1 on cories

I currently have just 1 in my 36G though i plan to get a couple more if i ever see bronze's in the store again.

He hovers all over the substrate sucking up every left over bit...
Forum: Lighting   06-11-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By syzygy9
If the T8 is working and you want to experiment...

If the T8 is working and you want to experiment with additional growth I'd go ahead and get the 2nd one.

Worst case, if you start to have algae issues as a result of a light/CO2 imbalance, you can...
Forum: Substrate   06-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By syzygy9
I'm using the Turface (the standard MVP I...

I'm using the Turface (the standard MVP I believe) and like it quite a bit, but I did have a big diatom outbreak at first that was likely related to the silica content. It's been great for the...
Forum: Lighting   06-03-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By syzygy9
When I was recently running mid-high lighting the...

When I was recently running mid-high lighting the stem portion of my green gecko crypts seemed to grow shorter relative to the leaf length and the leaves were a darker green. I wouldn't call it...
Forum: Lighting   06-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 64,624
Posted By syzygy9
Here are some pics taken this morning. The...

Here are some pics taken this morning. The brightness difference between the fixtures seems a lot less during the day. For some reason it is more shocking at night when there are no other light...
Forum: Lighting   05-31-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 64,624
Posted By syzygy9
I was about half-way through typing up my...

I was about half-way through typing up my psuedo-review when it occurred to me that I should have taken some photos. I'll see if I can get some pics tonight.
Forum: Big Al's Online   05-31-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,273
Posted By syzygy9
Is it better to cut it and leave it in approx 1"...

Is it better to cut it and leave it in approx 1" thick pads or to pull it apart into a fluffy cloud of floss?
Forum: Lighting   05-31-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 314
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Posted By syzygy9
My 24" version finally arrived and I placed it...

My 24" version finally arrived and I placed it side by side with my Ray2 on my 36G (~18" from substrate). The difference is more shocking than expected in a couple of respects. Overall I'm pretty...
Forum: Lighting   05-30-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,514
Posted By syzygy9
I had a Finnex Ray2 running for several months on...

I had a Finnex Ray2 running for several months on my 36G Bow and had great growth, but I think that one might be a bit much for your tank height.

The Finnex Fugeray or the new Current Freshwater+...
Forum: Lighting   05-28-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By syzygy9
When I first got my 36G bow I was using the 30"...

When I first got my 36G bow I was using the 30" Coralife dual T5NO fixture. I was pretty good and provided adequate light for a low-tech set-up. Replacing the bulbs regularly was a PITA though.
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Forum: Lighting   05-28-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By syzygy9
There was a 24" here in the SnS about a week or...

There was a 24" here in the SnS about a week or week and a half ago...not sure if it was sold or not.
Forum: Lighting   05-23-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By syzygy9
At 21" from light to substrate a Ray2 will give...

At 21" from light to substrate a Ray2 will give approx 30Par (right on the fringe of low and medium light), but that would not be enough for a carpet in my opinion.

Plants tend to grow taller in...
Forum: Lighting   05-23-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By syzygy9
I'm pretty sure the distinction is 100% related...

I'm pretty sure the distinction is 100% related to the bulbs that ship with it. The Actinic bulb is not going to do much for plants. Swap out the bulbs and your "Saltwater" fixture becomes a...
Forum: Lighting   05-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 64,624
Posted By syzygy9
I just ordered 1 of these for my 36G Bow. It...

I just ordered 1 of these for my 36G Bow. It will be ~18.5" from the substrate which should give me low light. I'm estimating PAR in the low to mid 20's based on the numbers provided by Current.
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Forum: Lighting   05-20-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 64,624
Posted By syzygy9
Do you know if the PAR values provided by Current...

Do you know if the PAR values provided by Current were taken thru air or water?

I ask because they provided PAR values of 36 @ 12" and 21 @ 24" (i'm assuming for a 24" fixture).

Finnex specs...
Forum: Lighting   05-17-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,933
Posted By syzygy9
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=189944

This thread on the Finnex board has the PAR ratings for all sizes Ray2 and Fugeray models.

The other Current Freshwater+ thread...
Forum: Lighting   05-17-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,933
Posted By syzygy9
I'll be interested to see your PAR testing...

I'll be interested to see your PAR testing results. I'm currently running a Ray2 on a high tech set-up, but am considering going back to low-tech.

I'm afraid the Ray2 would be a bit much for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By syzygy9
I guess another option would be to contact a LFS...

I guess another option would be to contact a LFS (local to where you are moving to) to see if you could ship them there and have them keep them in a QT tank until you get your new set-up in place.
Forum: Fish   05-10-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By syzygy9
Nevermind...it didn't make it through the night. ...

Nevermind...it didn't make it through the night. The other 3 look great....nice color and normal breathing...dunno.
Forum: Fish   05-10-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By syzygy9
Fish lost color...stress?

I got 4 golden rams about 3 weeks ago and all seemed happy/healthy. My CO2 tank ran out and it took several days to get the regulator working again. Anyway, the first day with CO2 running I noticed...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-08-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By syzygy9
I have a separate e-mail address and name that I...

I have a separate e-mail address and name that I use for Craigslist...that's about it.

As far as identity theft I do 2 things.

1) If purchasing online or at a place (like a restaurant) where...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-08-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By syzygy9
Very true! I typically only add water to the...

Very true! I typically only add water to the cask strength scotches. I remember getting a bottle of the Aberlour A’Bunadh (which is just shy of 60%) and it was soooo much better with a splash of...
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